Tuesday, March 30, 2010


It is no longer a surprising news any more. But the fact that Yahoo Music covers a story on Ricky Martin has finally raised up the answer that fans have been waiting for all these while. Not just any sensational news after all considering the Latino singer has been keeping quiet about his personal life for so long. Indeed his decision to finally admit that he is a GAY comes by no surprise at all and I have to ask him is why it took him so long to admit it. I do not have anything against the gays and lesbians. Practically these are their to preach and I as an outsider will never pass any judgment for what they believe and stand for.

In his website, after much speculation, he said, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man." He went on to say, "I am very blessed to be who I am." There are many rumors ever since he started his great music career and his decision few years back to adopt two twin sons do however sparkles the issue. Now that he admits he is, leave him alone from all these taboos and unsatisfactory, or any bad perception towards the pop star. He deserves his life after all.

To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment
Ricky Martin.

People who knew Ricky Martin as a whole would have never failed to notice the on-off romantic relationship with Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba. That lasted for 14 years, filled with period of talks of starting a family together and at a point Martin planned on proposing. It seems that those changes after the release of his third English album Life back in 2005. Martin went on to adopt his sons in August 2008. It was a difficult life for him but we love his music, his work to serve the humanity and his achievements. We simply loves him.

As in any Hollywood stuffs, it may takes a moment before one admit his real sexual orientation. Let's take last year's American Idol runner-up as an example. While Adam Lambert was still on the competition, the wildfires spread across the scene about his true sexual orientation with pictures of him kissing another guy made the day's headline. He remained silent until the American Idol days were over.

Ellen Degeneres. Who does not know this lady with the much funny to her core instincts in within? The now part of the American Idol judge has been revealing her lesbian life back in 1997 in The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now she is married to long time partner Portia de Rossi since 2008.

Also recently admitting he is a gay is none other than Sean Hayes, popular for his role as Jack McFarland in NBC's sitcom Will & Grace. He has been long refused to discuss about his sexuality until an interview with The Advocate this month and said, " feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it. You’re welcome, Advocate."

When talking about gay, who should left him behind. The British very own Elton John. Back in 1976, in an interview with The Rolling stone, he talked about bisexuality and his first sexual experience with a secretary Linda Woodrow. He thought of marrying her but While having serious doubts about the looming marriage, John contemplated suicide but he managed to rise back. Thus, comes the the song we all loved to listen to "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" - a hit single back in 1975. Then life goes on for him until today, he is in a civil partnership with David Furnish.

Not many knew but here is another gay. You know him for his womanizer role in How I Met Your Mother. Neil Patrick Harris is a funny man that charms us with his spectacular persona. He came into public and admitted gay in 2006, having relationship with David Burtka since 2004.

Hollywood's land of gay and lesbian - is nothing new. Perhaps, it takes time for them to reveal their true sexuality but it is also a choice they have to commit. Like Ricky Martin's case, no one should blame who and instead life goes on. We should see things like what the Western see. While we may not agree that the sexual orientation as such is deemed normal for us, it is still a choice for them to pursuit. Gay or not, lesbian or not - these artistes have entertained us for years. I am neither supporting nor going against gay and lesbian, it is what they see are more important than what we see.